When you work at an expensive, private school you’d better have a decent vocabulary. Why? The students are smart, the teachers are smarter, and everyone is expected to show it.
Adding to your vocabulary the Mac way involves the right apps and discipline. Improving vocabulary when studying a different language requires you Mac and Papapapaya.
The Papapapaya Vocabulary Method
As we get older, learning can be more of a chore, certainly not always an easy process. Adults tend to be more into method and discipline and for good reason. We probably have few brain cells that are awake.
Papapapaya’s vocabulary method takes into account the science of linguistics and matches it to modern learning concepts.
The end result is an improved vocabulary for any language you study because the focus is on how we learn as much as what we learn.
Words are sorted and managed and presented to students in a way that makes the word and usage easier to retain.
It all starts with a Mac app that manages the vocabulary learning process.
Papapapaya (try saying that six times in a row, really fast) starts with a vocabulary list (you can choose the words) in whatever language you need. Users will be given timed quizzes which work on memory durations from ultra short, short, interim and long term.
The app keeps track of quiz results days between quizzes, and even has options for tag vocabulary words to help memory.
The app itself is rather simple. Add words. Run quizzes. View results. Repeat. Each vocabulary word can be enhanced with topic tags and comments.
Any language you can use in your Mac can be used in Papapapaya. Even the keyboard layout can be switched.
And, yes, you can import words from other apps to Papapapaya, exchange words with other students or teachers.
The app comes with a basic vocabulary of over 600 words for German, English, and French.
The words are also categorized from basic to verbs to colors, family, food and kitchen, nature, religion, shopping, traffic, work, and more.
My left brain likes the straightforward quiz method. My right brain loves the graphics in the statistics function which makes it easier to see progress.
Performance tracked is performance improved (I hear that plenty around here), right?
Papapapaya’s price tag is nominal but any app that gets both teacher and student approval must be worth a look.